Toyota Premio for Sale in Kenya – Price, Description, Specifications and Review

Toyota Premio for Sale in Kenya

Toyota Premio for Sale in Kenya: Toyota Premio in Kenya is seen as an office car. It is a compact sedan that is spacious on the interior and it could be a perfect office for a businessman who is starting out small and does not have office finance. You know how we do it in Kenya.

Toyota Premio for Sale in Kenya – Description

Although Premio was originally designed to serve as an alternative to Camry, but today it sits comfortably between Corolla and Camry and serves the buyers who want a bit more luxury and style then what Corolla have to offer. It is the successor to the now defunct cars, Toyota Corona and the Corona Premio. Its direct alternative is the Toyota Allion, which has been aimed by Toyota towards the youth by giving it a sporty look while Premio suits the expensive looks.

The Toyota Premio is a luxury compact sedan sold in Japan by Toyota as designated by Japanese regulations concerning exterior dimensions and engine displacement.

The Premio is an upscale, and more luxurious sedan in comparison to the Toyota Allion sedan, which has a more youthful, and sporting nature, and is also related to the Toyota Avensis, exclusive to Toyota Netz locations. The Premio is exclusive to Japanese Toyota dealerships Toyopet Store, while the Allion is exclusive to Toyota Store locations. Both the Premio and the Allion were introduced at the same time. Wood trim and silver accents gives the Premio an elegant look and it is considered to be a family or executive type car. Appearance modification options made for the Allion are not made or marketed for the Premio.

Toyota Premio For Sale in Kenya – Old Model

The First generation reigned between December 2001 to December 2006. It has engines of 1.5ltrs, 1.8ltrs and 2.0ltrs. These were the engines that were referred to as D4. The D4 engine was said to have a problem and most people in Kenya avoided the car. However, the car is still a fovorite of many and it has sold over 100,000 units in Kenya.

Toyota Premio For Sale in Kenya – Old Model

Toyota Premio in Kenya – Fact About D4 Engine Problems

The D4 engine is a fuel efficient engine that is designed for more power. The consumption of a 2.0ltr D4 engine is the same as the consumption of a 1.5ltr EFI engine. However, it has an erratic speed issue that is likely to give an unexpected surge. This was giving the Toyota Motor Co. a headache with the Toyota Premio old model sales. The problem is mainly as a result of accumulation of carbon deposits in the engine. For optimum performance of the D4 engine, you will need high octane fuel with low Sulphur content.

The D4 engines

The D4 engine injects gasoline directly into the combustion chamber. This is accompanied by a series of air compression. With the direct injection, the fuel mixes with the air and this is meant to emit a lighter exhaust gas while exuding more power and using less fuel. Mitsubishi uses the same engine for their Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) mainly used by the Pajero io and the Galant.

The Direct Fuel Injector

The D4 engines that use diesel are mainly used on the Toyota Hilux. These are called D4-D.The D4-D Engine mounted on a Toyota Hilux

The D4 engine was also know to have engine stutters and a rough idling session. Many mechanics fear the engine but the secret lies in servicing your car on time and getting reliable fuel from a trusted dealer.

Toyota Premio For Sale in Kenya – New Model

The Toyota Premio new model a.k.a generation 2 was released in 2006. It is differentiated by a sleeker shape, sharper brake lights and a more expensive look.

Toyota Premio For Sale in Kenya – New Model

This new model has designed a 4 wheel drive model for the 1.8ltr. However, the 1.5ltr and the 2.0ltr are 2WD. The car uses a ventilated disc braking system and its suspension is coil spring supported.

Difference between Toyota Premio and Toyota Allion?

Mechanically, the Toyota Premio and the Toyota Allion are the same. They have similar engines. The only different thing between the 2 cars is the badges and the outer shape

Toyota Premio for Sale in Kenya – Specifications

Toyota Premio is undoubtedly one of the most popular saloon vehicle imported and used in Kenya. Premio is available in 1500cc, 1800cc and 2000cc engine. If looking for a fuel efficient saloon for use both as a family car and business car, Premio is a good choice.

In terms of class, the Premio is designed to serve as an alternative to the Toyota Camry, which is exclusive to the Toyota Corolla Store locations.

Toyota Premio 1.8 cc in Kenya Specification

Toyota Premio Specifications – General

Body typeSedan
TransmissionSuper ECT (super intelligent 4 speed automatic)
Displacement, cc1794
Price of new car, thousands yen (Tokyo area)1895 (~$15700)

Toyota Premio Specifications (SPECS)


Exterior dimensions (LxWxH), mm4600 x 1695 x 1480
Interior dimensions (LxWxH), mm1975 x 1395 x 1190
Wheel base, mm2700
Treads (F/R), mm1480 / 1460
Ground clearance, mm165
Curb vehicle weight, kg1280
Gross vehicle weight, kg
Seating capacity, persons5
Doors number4
Min.turning radius, m5.4
Fuel tank capacity, l60


Displacement, cc1794
Engine model1ZZ-FE
Max.power (Net), kw(PS)/rpm125 ps (91.94 kw) / 6000 rpm
Max.torque(Net), N*m(kg*m)/rpm16.4 kg*m (160.83 N*m) / 4200 rpm
Power density10.24
Engine typeSerial 4 cylinder DOHC16 valve
Engine informationVVT-i
Fuel systemEFI (electronic fuel injection) (Ci (central injection)
Fuel typeUnleaded regular gasoline
LEV system (Low emission vehicle)Yes
Compression ratio10
Bore, mm79
Stroke, mm91.5
Final gear ratio
Fuel consumption at 10-15 modes, l/100km7.6
Fuel consumption at 60 km/h, l/100km


Power steeringYes
Tires size, front195/65r15 91s
Tires size rear195/65r15 91s
Braking system, frontVentilated disk
Braking system, rearDrum (leading/trailing)
Suspension system, frontStrut type coil spring
Suspension system, rearDouble wishbone type coil spring

Toyota Premio Equipment


Sunroof / MoonroofNot Present
Front fog lampNot Present
Rear fog lampPresent
Xenon headlight (Discharge lamp)Option
Projector headlightNot Present
Rear wiperPresent
Front spoilerNot Present
Rear or roof spoilerNot Present
ABS (Antilock brake system)Present
TCS (Traction control system)Not Present
LSD (Limited slip differential)Not Present
Privacy glassNot Present
UV cutting glassPresent
Aluminium wheelOption

Toyota Premio Specifications Inrerior Equipment

Air conditionerManual
Wood panelNot Present
Cruise controlNot Present
Centralized door lockPresent
Power windowPresent
Steering wheel telescopicNot Present
Steering wheel tiltNot Present
Leather steering wheelNot Present
Power front seatNot Present
Power rear seatNot Present
Leather seatNot Present
Falling down type rear seatDivided type
Child seat fixed with seat beltPresent
Rear ELR3 point seat beltPresent
Front seat pretensioner seat beltPresent
Fourth limited front seat beltPresent
Side impact barPresent
Airbag (Driver)Present
Airbag (Passenger)Present
Airbag (Side)Not Present
Audio deckNot Present
CD-playerNot Present
Car navigation systemOption

Toyota Premio for Sale in Kenya – Video Review